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Anticipation By Carly Simon & More 
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Welcome to my webpage Anticipation by Carly Simon, dedicated to the iconic folk artist, Carly Simon. With her enchanting voice, introspective songwriting, and captivating stage presence, Carly Simon has left an indelible mark on the music industry. Over the course of her career, spanning several decades, she has garnered critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base. Join us as we delve into the life, music, and legacy of this extraordinary singer-songwriter."

Below you'll you'll find several Carly Simon numbers you can easily learn on acoustic guitar. View the sample videos and download any of the chord sheets in .pdf format you require.

If you'd like to purchase one or several of the lessons, they are available for a small fee and even cheaper if purchased in bulk.

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Anticipation By Carly Simon & More
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1. Anticipation

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Anticipation is the title track from Carly Simon's second studio album, released in 1971. The song was written by Carly Simon herself. 

The song  was released as a single and reached No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1971.

The track captures the feeling of longing and excitement for something yet to come. It reflects on the anticipation of future events and the emotions that accompany the wait.

There wasn't an official music video produced for "Anticipation," as it was released before the era when music videos became common.

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2. Let The River Run

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Let the River Run is from the soundtrack of the 1988 film "Working Girl." Carly Simon wrote tjis number as well.

It was released as a single and reached No. 49 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1989. It also won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

"Let the River Run" is an uplifting anthem about empowerment and embracing change. It celebrates the power of individuality and the courage to pursue dreams.

A music video was produced for "Let the River Run." It features Carly Simon singing and various scenes from the film "Working Girl."

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3. The Right Thing To Do

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The Right Thing to Do is from Carly Simon's third studio album, "No Secrets," released in 1972 and was written by Carly Simon.

The track was released as a single and reached No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1973. 

"The Right Thing to Do" is a heartfelt song about the complexities of love and relationships. It explores the struggle of making difficult choices and navigating the sometimes blurred lines between right and wrong.

There was no official music video made for "The Right Thing to Do" during its release.

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4. You're So Vain

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You're So Vain is from Carly Simon's album "No Secrets," released in 1972 and once again was written by Carly Simon.

It was released as a single and became a massive hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1973.

"You're So Vain" is a famous song about a self-absorbed lover. The lyrics leave the subject of the song open to interpretation, leading to speculation about whom it might be written about.

A music video was produced for "You're So Vain." It features Carly Simon performing the song and includes various visual elements reflecting the themes and atmosphere of the song.

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As we conclude our exploration of Carly Simon's remarkable songs, it becomes evident that her contributions to folk and pop music have resonated with audiences across generations.

From her chart-topping hits like 'You're So Vain' to her emotionally stirring ballads such as 'Anticipation,' Carly Simon has demonstrated her ability to create music that touches the soul. Her songs have become anthems of empowerment, love, and self-reflection. Carly Simon's legacy continues to inspire aspiring musicians and fans alike, reminding us of the timeless power of heartfelt storytelling through music.

Thank you for dropping by my Anticipation by Carly Simon page on the acoustic page and I hope the info found here was useful in helping you play Carly Simon music on the guitar from a true icon of folk music.

Carly Simon and James Taylor

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Carly Simon and James Taylor had a significant relationship both personally and professionally. They were married from 1972 to 1983 and are considered one of the most notable musical couples of their time. Their relationship played a role in shaping their respective music careers.

Musically, Carly Simon and James Taylor collaborated on various projects. They often provided backing vocals on each other's albums, and their voices blended beautifully together. One notable collaboration was Simon's hit song "Mockingbird," released in 1974, which featured both Simon and Taylor's vocals.

Their marriage, however, was not without challenges. Both Simon and Taylor struggled with personal issues, including substance abuse, which put a strain on their relationship. Their marriage eventually ended in divorce in 1983, but they remained connected through their shared musical interests and their two children, Sally and Ben Taylor, who are also involved in the music industry.

Despite the end of their marriage, Carly Simon and James Taylor have spoken positively about each other over the years. They continue to have a deep mutual respect and admiration for one another's talents. Their relationship remains an important part of their respective musical legacies, and their collaborations and impact on each other's music are remembered fondly by fans and music enthusiasts alike.

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